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Bots and Cons of all ages and genders, I believe it is time to gather our intellects and knowledge (read: nerdiness), to decide whether there is such a thing as
Teh Ultimate G33k
It's been a concept I've been thinking about for a while, and I was mostly looking at female and male actors who have portrayed roles usually associated with geekdom/nerdiness.
I noticed a demotivational the other day, and a thread on here about Megatron's 2007 voice also sparked my interest once more.
Now, I present only a couple of examples, the ones that strike me as most obvious, but please do point out more!
First up - Rosario Dawson: She has been in Sin City, Men in Black II, Clerks II, voice of Artemis in 2007 Wonder Woman, and she has revealed herself entirely to the camera in Alexander. We got a good argument right there.
Next - Hugo Weaving: Let's face it, this guy is a troo g33k. The voice of Megatron in the Bay films, V in V for Vendetta, Red Skull in the most recent Captain America, Agent Smith in the Matrix Trilogy, Elrond in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.. and a transvestite in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Watch it. Now.
Onto - Mark Hamill: Do I need to list his voice features? He's everywhere! From Spongebob Squarepants to most DC cartoons ever made, but most notably, The Joker. That's right, Luke Skywalker is The Joker. Oh, and Cocknocker. In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
And - Keanu Reeves: Not a big fan of this guy, but he does have quite a few hiding up his sleeve. He was The Chosen One after all. And Ted, in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures. John Constantine, Jonathan Harker, and a bunch of other stuff which is not geeky enough for this list.
Finally, joint nomination for Hugh 'Dr-Cox's-Nemesis' Jackman (Real Steel, Wolverine), Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Deadpool) and Chris Evans (Captain America, The Human Torch, TMNT). The "poster boys" of the comic/film industry.
Feel free to add your own, argue against these, or just ignore the thread.
It's general discussion after all!
Disclaimer: Portraying a "geeky" role does not make you a geek, or a fan. Most of these actors may not even like being associated with the concept. The thread is just for some lighthearted discussion.
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